From the August 1981 magazine.

A Deeper Understanding

I HAD ALWAYS thought, as my years in AA went on, "The other fellow's anonymity is more important than mine. I don't really care anymore. I'm really glad people outside know I'm in AA."

Ah yes, but was I being equally honest with the people inside AA? I didn't ask myself that.

I had no idea how I really felt until came a day I had subconsciously feared for years--the day a man was felled by a heart attack at a banquet, during a convention held by the AA area where I live. Another member had just received a medallion honoring him as Canada's first AA--when it...

-- L. R.

Victoria, British Columbia